by John Weatherford
Corinna Sowers Adler presented her show, Let Me Sing and I’m Happy, Saturday November 1, 2014 at Metropolitan Room. One thing is certain, Ms. Adler not only makes herself happy, she also fills her audience with absolute joy, as well.
Being a classically trained singer, she has found a way to use her exquisite voice to take her ardent admirers on a thrill ride through the stratosphere of musical expression. Okay, so that’s a little metaphorically out there but, believe me, so is her talent. Many female cabaret singers have come from the world of legitimate training, so finding that “cabaret voice” can often undermine the depth of their training. Ms. Adler seems to have overcome that problem. The cabaret sound she has developed is luscious, to use a good “L” word.
No one in this world likes funny like I like funny. Well, this lady is funny. She brings to her performance a style that is distinctly hers. It is rich, it is robust, it is eye-twinkling and, most of all, it is passionate. In no uncertain terms, this light-hearted lovely lass is more than just a singer – she is also one heck of an actress. Look out Broadway, this lady needs your attention. You would be greatly served by giving her more than just the once over.
Her musical support was masterfully provided by Markus Grae-Hauck on piano. His arrangements allowed many truly emotional set-ups for her material. One, in particular, was so special that I posted a YouTube from the show. “I’ll Be Seeing You” is a perfect example of the musical support and the vocal power of these artists. Christian Fabian, on bass, has that innate rhythm so necessary to play for a cabaret singer. Colleen B. Clark, on drums, never over powered but always enhanced the show’s musical journey.
What would I change? I don’t know, let’s see. I’d change the way the show is promoted. The room should have been packed to the rafters. I kept thinking, this is a respectable house for a Saturday afternoon but boy, there are a lot of people who missed having their hearts filled and their souls refreshed. Congratulations, Ms. Adler. I am so happy to have experienced your passion and love of music: let’s do it again, soon. You are enchanting!
Video/Photos: Russ Weatherford